We Are Not Alone

So, Teddy brought me my first ripe tomato today. It had bite marks in it. ewww! When I complained, he said that it was food, wasn’t it? Did I think I was the only one on the planet interested in the tomato? I really hadn’t thought of it before. So this week I spent looking around our garden and learned some amazing things.

Hedgehogs are one of the cutest animals on our planet! OMG. Bright, beady black eyes in this doll-like face with little grabby hands. I spotted one digging by the aubergine plants late last night when I walked out for a break from compiling a new image for 7red. After blending endless lines of rainbow colored neon, your eyes need a bit of a break. They’re launching this new game aimed at the rainbow crowd. Every freakin’ image in the database needs an exploding rainbow! I am freaking out a little at the repetitive imagery. But it pays good, so who am I to complain?

Anyway, back to the hedgehog. Who apparently eats those nasty slug things. I hear rustling under the bushes near the garden all the time. Teddy thinks it is mice or voles. And he says as long as we have the garden out here, they will be less likely to come in and raid our pantries.

I guess I never thought about the fact that a whole bunch of animals live around us and are busy eating the stuff that is made just for them. Why do I need to worry about getting rid of them if they aren’t bothering me? I was just thinking about that while an advertisement for a pest guy aired on the telly. If I poison the ant and the hedgehog eats the ant…that can’t be good, can it?

I threw out the box of bug spray I wanted to use on the tomatoes. I guess I don’t need to eat them all. I can share.